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Hop Savant - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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521 Ratings
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Ratings: 521
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 35
Gots: 31 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This brew is made of a blend of different hops (36% Citra, 36% Mosaic, and 28% Simcoe). To keep things interesting, each batch is dry hopped using different experimental hops varietals. The bottles are marked on the back to show which strain was used for that specific batch.

(Beer added by: Mebuzzard on 05-14-2013)
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Ratings: 521 | Reviews: 86 | Display Reviews Only:
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2/5  rDev -50.9%

Phil_H, Jan 01, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -44.7%

DonFrap, Jul 16, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

jarrgal, Oct 18, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

mwbrady12, Sep 07, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

thugherman, Oct 17, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

BRClemons, Feb 02, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

mpenning13, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of Jhanken
2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

Jhanken, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of ACarp
2.89/5  rDev -29%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Batch 3, 2013 Simcoe and Centennial Hops
Bitter and sour do not belong together.
Looks: pale, not much head, dies quickly. bottle frothed over when opened
smell: deliciously fruity, from both yeast and hops. additional hop dankness. Slight medicinal funk
taste: Bitter and sour and medicinal. couldn't finish bottle.
Overall: I love Crooked Stave and will definitely buy them again, Surette and St Bretta are both amazing beers but i didnt enjoy this one and dont feel it was worth $10

ACarp, Apr 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.3%

campfirebrew, Mar 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.3%

BGsWo22, Aug 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.3%

littlebeer, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of chugalug06
3.11/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Fluffy cloudy white head on top of foggy light yellow brew. Missing lacing

Barnyard funk!!!! Lots of Brett. Mainly Brett. Sewer gas comes to mind. Overwhelming Brett.

Dry, earthy, biting, slightly greasy, heavy carbonation, piney, funky, lots of horsey barn flavors. Light, crisp, thin, mild tartness, no vinegar, easy drinker for a hot day, missing a lot of durable flavors.

Intriguing brew for sure, not my favorite. But, drinks nicely for the amount of funk, this brew could have been named George Clinton. @ $7.50/375ml tread lightly to try, but not to over indulge. A bit all over the board, slight mess?

chugalug06, May 17, 2013
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3.15/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

375ml bottle $6.49. For a pale ale...ok. Bright orange-yellow color, sort of hazy, very good head. Aroma is overwhelming brett, slight bit of plastic, more brett, and then brett. Flavor was mostly brett, hints of lemon, slight bit of fruity hops, meh. I'm sorry but I think I'm done with Crooked Stave. The WWBI was a winner and I've had a couple good beers but most have been letdowns and considering the price tag I just can't support what they are doing. I think they've got very cool ideas but the beers are overpriced and not usually well executed. I know CS is the hype brewery of the moment but I'm going to come right out and say they are overrated based on what they are selling on shelves.

ArrogantB, May 20, 2013
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3.2/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle thanks to Jeff....thanks man!

Not enough of ever saison or hops....a really confused beer that works in theory but doesn't quite pull off the execution. To quote my favorite doctor, "Too crazy for Boy's Town, too much of a boy for CrazyTown."

BarrytheBear, Jun 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

virinow, Jun 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

markcp, Sep 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

dvmin98, Nov 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

dt_gbpackersfan, Nov 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

Beerdudenumberone, May 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

stakem, Sep 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

charrel, Apr 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

2beerdogs, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of hooliganlife
3.31/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

batch 2, 2013

poured a bit of a crisp golden to straw yellow. tons of head, very lively.

tart, fresh, floral and citrus hops. some light oak. faint plastic

that plastic was very apparent in the flavor. a mix of medicinal and burnt plastic. the oak tasted fake, the hops and brett were just over powered.

light and easy for a 6% abv, drank like a 4%. crisp and clean.

overall, this did not work for me at all. maybe i will try a newer batch but this was too much.

hooliganlife, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of baakabak
3.33/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Batch 2 : centennial and simcoe

Pours a hazy straw with a pillowy white head.

Scent is white grapes,lemon,hay,vinegar,stone and inflatable pool toy.

Taste is the same as the scent. Big vinegar and hay. Vinyl. Not much hop nuance but quite bitter.

Medium-high carbonation. Full mouthfeel.

Overall it's interesting but I wouldn't seek it out again.

baakabak, May 01, 2014
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Hop Savant from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
91 out of 100 based on 521 ratings.